Elon Musk wanted to build a bathroom next to his office at Twitter so he didn't have to wake up his bodyguards when he needed to pee in the night, lawsuit says

Elon Musk wears a black suit and navy tie, in between two suited bodyguards with earpieces.
Elon Musk left a California court with two of his bodyguards.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  • A lawsuit claims Elon Musk requested a bathroom be built next to his office at Twitter headquarters.

  • The lawsuit said Musk didn't want to have to wake up his security team in the middle of the night.

  • Musk's right-hand man suggested they hire an unlicensed plumber so they didn't have to get a permit, the suit says.

Elon Musk wanted a bathroom built next to his office in Twitter's headquarters so he didn't have to wake up his bodyguards in the middle of the night to go pee, a new lawsuit claims.

Six former Twitter employees filed the suit against Musk and X. Corp, Twitter's holding company, in the District Court of Delaware on Tuesday.

It accuses the defendants of violating 14 counts, including fraud, breach of contract, and labor-rights laws. But it's also full of details about what's been going on inside the social-media company under the billionaire's leadership.

A Twitter engineer told the BBC in March that at least two bodyguards followed Musk around its San Francisco headquarters, including to the restroom.

The lawsuit says that Steve Davis, the Boring Company CEO, told Joseph Killian – a plaintiff who worked at Twitter for 12 years and oversaw office design – to start work on a new restroom closer to Musk's office.

Musk wanted the facilities next to his office so he "didn't have to wake his security team and cross half the floor to use the bathroom in the middle of the night," the suit says.

Last month, the billionaire told the BBC that he sometimes slept on a couch in the library at Twitter's headquarters. Musk also told CNBC on Tuesday that he slept for about six hours a night.

The suit says Killian told Davis that he would start getting the permits for Musk's restroom, but the suit paraphrases him responding: "We don't do that; we don't have to follow those rules."

According to the suit, he instead suggested Killian hire an unlicensed plumber to build the toilet since others wouldn't want to jeopardize their license by working on a project without a permit.

Insider reached out to Twitter for comment. It responded with its standard poop-emoji auto-reply.

Elon Musk did not directly reply to Insider, but tweeted about this story after its publication, calling the claim about his bathroom an "absurd scenario."

"Even were this absurd scenario true, my 'bodyguards' being asleep instead of thwarting assassins would be of far greater concern to me than shortening my trip to the [toilet]," he said.

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